The minimum wage of a readymade garment (RMG) worker has been raised to Tk 8,000 per month, as per a decision of the government taken on Thursday.
The new minimum wage is a 51 per cent increase over current minimum wage of Tk 5,300, which was fixed on Dec 1, 2013.
State Minister for Labour Md Mujibul Haque announced the new wage structure at a press conference at the Secretariat, according to media reports.
Out of the new minimum wage, Tk 4,100 is basic pay while Tk 2,050 is rent and Tk 1,850 is for additional costs.
The new wage structure will come into effect from December after a notice is issued, the state minister said.
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